The Ennismore Curling Club is essentially a member volunteer club. Our leagues and bonspiels are organized and staffed by volunteers, a lot of facility maintenance and operating work (e.g. ice-in, ice-out) is carried out by volunteers, and your conveners and board members are all volunteers. While this is necessary for financial reasons, volunteer involvement is the basis of our curling community and the social interactions that help make curling a rewarding activity.
CLUB REQUIREMENT: To allow the Club to operate financially and efficiently, all members are required to help out with a minimum of four hours of service each year during bonspiels. These hours are over and above any other volunteer service members provide.
Shortly after the start of each season, a schedule set up by the VOLUNTEER CONVENER is posted on the “Volunteer Schedule” bulletin board showing the member’s assignment in a respective event. If the member is unable to do her/his scheduled assignment, the member must switch with someone else and notify the KITCHEN or BAR CAPTAIN of the change.
BAR DUTIES FOR LEAGUE PLAY: The CONVENER(s) for each league will normally arrange a schedule for each team to look after the bar at some point during the season. These assignments are incidental to your required four hours, as described in the preceding paragraph. While anyone can help around the bar, to serve alcohol a person must have a SMART SERVE certification, which can be gained through arrangements made by the ECC. Serving alcohol is a highly regulated area. Inspectors can arrive at any time, request your certification or take notice of any serving infractions – that could cost the ECC its license under the Alcohol and Gaming authority.
OTHER VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES: Apart from those assignments, your LEAGUE CONVENERS or BOARD MEMBERS can provide you with information on taking part in other ways. You might be surprised to discover how rewarding it can be personally to use your skills and knowledge in helping the Club.